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Shunning Trump, EU strongly backs Iran nuclear deal

Shunning Trump, EU strongly backs Iran nuclear deal

Trump is expected to decide any day now whether to continue suspending U.S. sanctions on Iran's oil exports as part of the deal which reduced economic pressure on the Islamic Republic in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program. "The US government has lost the confidence of the world including the people of Iran", asserted Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


United States updates travel advisory; puts India at level 2

United States updates travel advisory; puts India at level 2

Excluding Indonesia and the Philippines, other Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam, were listed in Level 1 - the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. USA citizens are advised not to travel to the eastern DRC and Kasai provinces under the new system, which sometimes has separate, higher tier rankings for particular regions within a country.


Canada tamps down worries about US NAFTA withdrawal

Canada tamps down worries about US NAFTA withdrawal

The next round of NAFTA talks - the sixth so far - will be held in Montreal from January 23 to 28. "We knew the last round of talks ended with a very cold shoulder being given by the Americans to Canada and Mexico's positions, and we heard from Mr Trump saying we'll probably have to pull out", CIBC Chief Economist Avery Shenfeld said.


Axe-wielding robbers take $5.62M in jewels from Paris' Ritz hotel

Axe-wielding robbers take $5.62M in jewels from Paris' Ritz hotel

TV station BFM said the jewels were worth €4.7m (£4.16m). The robbers arrived at the hotel at about 6.30pm (5.30pm United Kingdom time) before smashing the windows and making off with the jewellery. The 19th century hotel, which reopened in 2016 after a four-year renovation, has housed such famous names as Ernest Hemingway and Coco Chanel. Image: The robbery happened at the Ritz Hotel in Paris .


Trumps says world laughing at 'stupidity' of Russian Federation collusion probe

Trumps says world laughing at 'stupidity' of Russian Federation collusion probe

Trump noted that 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton submitted to an interview with certain conditions, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation asked about her use of private email while secretary of State. In June, a month after firing Comey, Trump disputed Comey's claims. Trump said he would "100 percent" be willing to share his version of the encounter with Comey under oath.


Tennessee pastor accused of sexual assault has book canceled

Tennessee pastor accused of sexual assault has book canceled

In a statement , Savage admitted to having a "sexual incident with a female high school senior in the church" and said he apologized and "took every step to respond in a biblical way". Woodson confided what had happened to other women in the congregation. He claimed earlier that his church was already aware of what happened decades earlier, but he added that they didn't feel it was necessary to bring in actual law enforcement to address the problem.